Twitter to the Rescue


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Just when you thought Twitter was a bunch of nonsense, it proves key to informing one of our Wounded Warriors about a program from which he can truly benefit, started by mold manufacturer, Mold-Craft of Willernie, MN.

This is John Vail, a soldier who responded to my Tweet about iWarriors--whose mission is to honor severely injured members of the Fifth Marines by providing them with personalized iPads. With help from members of the American Mold Builders Association, MoldMaking Technology Magazine, and others, its vision is to expand these and other gifts to severely injured service members of all branches of the Armed Forces.

John is an Army Corporal and was injured in a vehicle rollover pinning him underneath along the Iraq/Kuwait border. The injury resulted in paralysis from the waist down.  He receives spinal cord rehab. in Fla. where he is accompanied by his wife and son. 

The use of an iPad will not only enable him to stay in touch with family and friends, but it will assist him with his medication schedule, which entails more than 20 pills daily. It will also help in scheduling and reminding him of his many appointments. He was part of an EOD unit (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) deployed to Iraq.

If you want to donate to this program, visit iWarriors.org